Xenophrys serchhipii
family: Megophryidae
Species Description: Mathew R, Sen N 2007 Description of two new species of Xenophrys (Amphibia: Anura: Megophryidae) from North-east India. Cobra 1:18-28
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a single site, Sercchip, in Sercchip District, Mizoram, northeastern India at 880 m asl (Mathew and Sen, 2007). It presumably occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The only known specimen was collected from a the compound of a guest house, where it was entering an underground hide-out (Mathew and Sen, 2007). The countryside surrounding the compound is dominated by trees (R. Mathew pers. comm.). If its ecology is similar to that of other members of its genus, it breeds in streams and occurs in forest surrounding streams.


There is no information on its abundance. It is known only from a single specimen, and efforts to locate additional specimens at the time of its discovery were not successful (Mathew and Sen, 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine this species' distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.


Rosamma Mathew 2008. Megophrys serchhipii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136086A4229327. .Downloaded on 18 November 2018


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